Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has had quite the year when it comes to virtual reality (VR) and PlayStation VR. Sure its main focus is on PlayStation 4, but the company has ensured the console-based headset has had some corking exclusives, like Borderlands 2 VR and Astro Bot Rescue Mission. With it now begin 2019 it’s time for VRFocus to look toward the next year, and see what we know the upcoming 12 months will bring.
The Best PlayStation VR Games Coming in 2019
Blood & Truth – Sony London Studios
The first of two titles two make the same list a year on, Sony London Studios’ action spy caper Blood & Truth was supposed to have arrived in late 2018, but now looks to be a 2019 release – no concrete date has been set. Putting you in an action hero role, you are elite Special Forces soldier Ryan Marks, on a desperate mission to save his family from a ruthless criminal overlord. VRFocus last played Blood & Truth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 seeing several new updates including dual wielding.
Blood & Truth is exclusive to PlayStation VR when it hopefully arrives later this year.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – Bandai Namco
Possibly a little divisive due to the fact that it’s not a fully blown VR title, nevertheless, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is still an experience VRFocus is looking forward to. Rather than making the entire videogame VR friendly, the developers have instead included VR-specific missions. How well this will hold up remains to be seen, as VRFocus’ previous encounters have been positive but short lived.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is set to launch on 18th January 2018, for PLayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with VR support exclusive to PlayStation VR.
Trover Saves the Universe – Squanch Games
Probably the weirdest videogame on the list, Sqaunch Games were the studio behind Accounting and Accounting+, and Trover Saves the Universe is their next title. Taking that same comedy charm which founder Justin Roiland is known for, the title is a madcap adventure in which players will not only be controlling Trover as a third-person character but they themselves will be in the universe as a first-person character.
Trover Saves the Universe is set to launch at a currently unspecified date in 2018, exclusively for PlayStation VR.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs – Resolution Games/Rovio
Announced less than two weeks ago, Resolution Games and Rovio Entertainment are planning to bring one of the biggest mobile franchises to VR. They’ve not confirmed much at the moment, including actual headsets simply stating ‘across all major VR platforms’ so VRFocus is assuming PlayStation VR is a given.
Expect more bird-flinging action when Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs arrives later this year.
Golem – Highwire Games
The other title that VRFocus was originally expecting to be released in 2018, Highwire Games’ Golem first appeared in 2015 during a PlayStation Experience (PSX), popping up occasionally in the following two years to remind us development was still ongoing. Highwire Games had said as recently as September that Golem was very much on track for a 2018 release, but that’s definitely not the case.
“In Golem, you play as an adventurous kid who has been seriously injured. You are stuck at home in your bed, dreaming of exploring the outside world. You gradually develop the power to create and control stone creatures known as golems. You see through their eyes, direct their movements, and use them to explore beyond the confines of your room. At first, you can only build small doll-sized golems to send around your room…but eventually your powers will grow, until you can send enormous 15-foot tall giants to explore an ancient abandoned city.”
Golem now doesn’t have a release date, again VRFocus is hoping another year won’t go by and it’ll get a 2019 release.